IRFAN HABIB LAKDAWAL, MUMBAI v. INCOME TAX OFFICER-20(1)(5), MUMBAI

ITA 4768/MUM/2017 | 2009-2010
Pronouncement Date: 08-11-2017 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 476819914 RSA 2017
Assessee PAN ABDPL1730C
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 4768/MUM/2017
Duration Of Justice 4 month(s) 3 day(s)
Appellant IRFAN HABIB LAKDAWAL, MUMBAI
Respondent INCOME TAX OFFICER-20(1)(5), MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 08-11-2017
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Tags No record found
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted SMC
Tribunal Order Date 08-11-2017
Last Hearing Date 10-10-2017
First Hearing Date 10-10-2017
Assessment Year 2009-2010
Appeal Filed On 05-07-2017
Judgment Text
THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL SMC BENCH MUMBAI BEFORE SHRI B.R. BASKARAN (AM) I.T.A. NO. 4768 /MUM/ 2017 (ASSESSMENT YEAR 20 09 - 10 ) SHRI IRFAN HABIB LAKDAWALA GALA NO. 8 88 - 89 LAKDI BUNDER MUMBAI - 400 010. PAN : ABDPL1730C V S . ITO 20(1)(5) MU MBAI ( APPELLANT ) ( RESPONDENT ) ASSESSEE BY MS. PRITI SHUKLA DEPARTMENT BY MS. N. HEMALATHA DATE OF HEARING 1 .1 1 . 201 7 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT 8 . 11 . 201 7 O R D E R THE APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER DATED 24 .4.2017 PASSED BY THE LEARNED CIT(A) - 32 MUMBAI AND IT RELATES TO A.Y. 2009 - 10. THE ASSESSEE IS AGGRIEVED BY THE DECISION OF THE LEARNED CIT(A) IN PARTIALLY CONFIRMING THE ADDITION RELATING TO BOGUS PURCHASES. 2. I HEARD THE PARTIES AND PERUSED THE RECORD . THE ASSESSEE IS A TRADER IN TIMBER AND PLYWOOD PRODUCTS. CONSEQUENT TO INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE SALES TAX DEPARTMENT THAT CERTAIN DEALERS ARE INDULGING IN PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION BILLS WITHOUT ACTUALLY SUPPLYING THE MATERIAL S AND UPON NOTICING THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS PURCHASED GOODS TO THE TUNE OF ` 97.80 LAKHS FROM TEN SUCH DEALERS THE ASSESSING OFFICER REOPE NED THE ASSESSMENT BY ISSUING N O T ICE U/S. 148 OF THE ACT. THE ASSESSING OFFICER DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDING ISSUED NOTICE U/S. 133(6) OF THE ACT TO THE SUPPLIERS BUT ALL OF THEM WERE RETURNED BACK BY THE POSTAL AUTHORITY. THE ASSESSEE ALSO COULD NOT OBTAIN CONFIRMATION LETTERS FROM THOSE SUPPLIERS NOR HE COULD PRODUCE THEM BEFORE THE AO. FURTHER THE ASSESSING OFFICER ASKED THE A SSESSEE TO FURNISH DETAILS TO PROVE THE GENUINENESS OF THE PURCHASES. HOWEVER SHRI IRFAN HABIB LAKDAWALA 2 ASSESSEE COULD FURNISH COPIES OF PURCHASE INVOICES LEDGER ACCOUNT COPY OF BANK STATEMENT AND CORRESPONDING SALES MADE. THE ASSESSEE COULD NOT FURNISH DELIVERY CHALLANS TRANSP ORT RECEIPTS OCTROI PAYMENT EVIDENCE S AND PROOF TO SHOW THE RECEIPT OF MATERIAL. SINCE THE ASSESSEE HAD RECONCILED PURCHASE OF MATERIALS WITH SALES BY FOLLOWING THE DECISION RENDERED BY HON'BLE GUJARAT HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF SIMIT P. SHETH (356 ITR 4 51) THE ASSESSING OFFICER ESTIMATED THE PROFIT ON SUCH PURCHASE AT 12.5% AND ACCORDINGLY ADDED A SUM OF ` 12.22 LAKHS TO THE TOTAL INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE. THE LEARNED CIT(A) RESTRICTED THE ADDITION TO ` 5.58% BEING THE GROSS PROFIT RATE DECLARED BY THE A SSESSEE AND ACCORDINGLY SUSTAINED THE ADDITION TO THE EXTENT OF ` 5 45 750/ - AND GRANTED RELIEF OF ` 6 76 807/ - . STILL AGGRIEVED THE ASSESSEE HAS FILED THIS APPEAL BEFORE US. 3. LEARNED COUNSEL APPEARING FOR THE ASSESSEE SUBMITTED THAT THE COORDINATE BE NCH OF THE TRIBUNAL HAS SUSTAINED ADDITION IN SOME CASES TO THE EXTENT OF 2% OF THE VALUE OF PURCHASE S AND IN SOME CASES IT HAS FULLY DELETED THE DISALLOWANCE S . SHE FURTHER SUBMITTED THAT HON'BLE BOMBAY HIGH COURT HAS ALSO DELETED THE ENTIRE DISALLOWANCE I N THE CASE OF NIKUNJ EXIM ENTERPRISES (372 ITR 619). ACCORDINGLY LEARNED AR CONTENDED THAT FURTHER RELIEF SHOULD BE GRANTED TO THE ASSESSEE. 4. ON THE CONTRARY LEARNED DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE SUBMITTED THAT THE ASSESSEE COULD NOT FURNISH PROOF TO SH OW RECEIPT OF MATERIAL S AND HENCE THE LEARNED CIT(A) HAS TAKEN THE VIEW THAT THE ASSESSEE MIGHT HAVE OBTAINED MATERIAL FROM THE GREY MARKET. EVEN THOUGH THE ASSESSING OFFICER SUSTAINED THE ADDITION TO 12.5% BY FOLLOWING DECISION RENDERED BY HON'BLE GUJARAT HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF SIMIT P. SHETH THE LEARNED CIT(A) HAS REDUCED THE SAME TO 5.5 8 % BEING THE GP RATE DECLARED BY THE ASSESSEE . A CCORDINGLY THE LEARNED DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE SUBMITTED THAT THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LEARNED CIT(A) DOES NOT CALL FOR ANY INTERFERENCE. SHRI IRFAN HABIB LAKDAWALA 3 5. HAVING HEARD THE RIVAL SUBMISSIONS I AM OF THE VIEW THAT THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LEARNED CIT(A) DOES NOT CALL FOR ANY INTERFERENCE. THE COORDINATE BENCH IN THE CASE OF M/S. FANCY WEAR (ITA NO. 1596/MUM/2016 DATED 20.9.2017) HAS EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT THE ISSUE RELATING TO BOGUS PURCHASES IS FACTUAL ONE AND THE SAME HAS TO BE DECIDED ON THE BASIS OF THE FACTS AVAILABLE ON RECORD. RELEVANT OBSERVATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE ORDER. IN THE INSTANT CASE THE ASSESSEE C OULD NOT FURNISH PROOF RELATING THE RECEIPT OF MATERIAL FROM SUSPICIOUS DEALERS PROOF FOR TRANSPORTATION AND OCTROI PAYMENTS. SINCE THE ASSESSEE HAS RECONCILED THE PURCHASES AND SALES THE LEARNED CIT(A) /AO HAS TAKEN THE VIEW THAT THE ASSESSEE MIGHT HAVE SOURCE MATERIALS FROM GREY MARKET . THE LD CIT(A) HAS ESTIMATED PROFIT AT 5.5 8 % BEING THE GROSS PROFIT RATE DECLARED BY THE ASSESSEE AS AGAINST 12.5% ESTIMATED BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER. IN MY VIEW THE LEARNED CIT(A) HAS TAKEN REASONABLE VIEW OF THE MAT ER AND ACCORDINGLY I AFFIRM THE SAME. 6. IN THE RESULT APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS DISMISSED. ORDER HAS BE EN PRONOUNCED IN THE COURT ON 8 .11 . 201 7. SD/ - (B.R.BASKARAN) AC COUNTANT MEMBER MUMBAI ; DATED : 8 / 11 / 20 1 7 COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : 1. THE APPELLANT 2. THE RESPONDENT 3. THE CIT(A) 4. CIT 5. DR ITAT MUMBAI 6. GUARD FILE. BY ORDER //TRUE COPY// ( SENIOR P RIVATE S ECRETARY ) PS ITAT MUMBAI